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Rolling Winos - Exploring the Sweet Spot

  • Jun 30, 2012 · 4:00 PM
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Hey Winos!

Announcing our very first evening bus trip! We're breaking away from convention with a unique after-hours wine tasting, followed by a tour from the winemaker and an indoor picnic. Many people assume that all fruit wines are super sweet dessert wines, but they can be fermented to different levels on the dryness vs. sweetness spectrum. Our friends at California Fruit Wines are experts at determing the 'sweet spot' for each individual fruit. Join us to find out why they are nominated for 'Best Winery in San Diego' by Union Tribune readers! Rolling winos will receive 5 tastes of their choosing from the following wines on tap:

  • Chocolate Strawberry
  • Mango de Mayo
  • Santa Rosa Plum
  • Oaked Cherry
  • Strawberry Stiletto
  • Kiwifruit
  • Blackberry
  • Black Friar Plum
  • Kiwi Strawberry

There's also a dry Cabernet for the more conventional winos. After our tasting, the winemaker will provide a tour of the 4,500 sq ft facility and provide general education about fruit wines and their process. There's plenty of time and table space to relax and enjoy an indoor picnic, so don't forget to pack some goodies. Additional tastes are $1 each, 6 oz. glasses are just $5, bottles range from $12-$16, and we'll get 10% off purchases of 6 or more bottles. Stay up to date with the latest from California Fruit Wines through their Facebook page.

OUR RIDE: Getting there is half the fun! Check out this bad boy...a smaller, more intimate bus for 25 winos and winettes. It's easy to mix and mingle on a party bus since everyone is facing center. Yes, there's a "dancing" pole and we'll have some great tunes playing in case anyone wants to show off their moves! Drinking IS allowed on the bus so feel free to bring your beverage of choice on board.

PAYMENT: We've got everything covered, including round-trip transportation (tax and gratuity included), ice, cups, corkscrews, tasting fees and Winos-only discounts. Prepayments are required to secure your spot on the bus!!! There are only 25 seats...first-come, first-served. The $35 fee will increase to $40 after midnight on Monday, June 25th. Please refer to the refund policy posted at the top of the page.

PICK-UP/DROP-OFF LOCATION: There is plenty of free parking. Please aim to arrive early....the on-time winos will not be happy with stragglers! Mapquest or google the location beforehand if you’re not familiar with it.

  • Old Town Transit Center - pick up at 4pm. Address: 4009 Taylor Street, San Diego 92110 (entrance on Pacific Hwy). We'll meet under the freeway. Return at ~8:30-9pm.

To new experiences and breaking out of convention....CHEERS!

P.S. Save the date for our 4th Annual Winos White Party...August 18th on a magnificent rooftop!

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  • Deborah

    Fun evening. Glad to meet new people. Thanks Karen.

    July 1, 2012

  • Karen

    Pictures are posted! Thanks everyone for such a great time. I think CA Fruit Wine did a fantastice job of taking care of us. Please take a moment to rate/review your experience on yelp.com (or any of the venues we go to). Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

    July 1, 2012

  • Karen

    Loved the CA Fruit Wine Crew....tasty, unique wines in a laid back atmosphere. Nice touch that they rinse out the glasses between tastes too. Extra roomy bus was a nice surprise...and of course super cool peeps made for a great night!

    July 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Karen, thank you for organizing this awesome event! The group was fun, the bus was a blast! The wines were good, too. Looking forward to the next event!!!!

    July 1, 2012

  • Bill B.

    Great trip. The group was fun and bus was very entertaining. The winery was excellent. Thank you Karen for arranging this...

    July 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyd the adventurous group trying out a new niche wine.

    July 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Winos ROCK!

    July 1, 2012

  • Audrey T.

    Hi Vicki
    Do you still have the ticket?

    June 30, 2012

  • Karen

    Andrea...please read above comment...thanks

    June 28, 2012

  • Karen

    We've got one last minute spot up for grabs right now. For those of you (or any of your friends) who would like to join us at the winery and be responsible for your own transportation/tastings, you're welcome to meet up with the group after 5:30pm.

    June 28, 2012

  • Karen

    Absolutely! We love meeting new peeps. They don't need to be a member to join us, but you just need to pay for their spot in advance.

    June 18, 2012

  • Diann C.

    Hey, is it OK to bring a friend along who is not a member?

    June 18, 2012

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Your organizer's refund policy for Rolling Winos - Exploring the Sweet Spot

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled

Additional notes: Since there are only 2 weeks to sign up for this trip, refunds will NOT be offered...ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS. If you sign up and find that you can no longer attend, it will be YOUR responsibility to sell your spot and get reimbursed.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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